Counter-Strike gamers explore bin Laden bag site
While the US enthusiastically celebrated the execution of Osama bin Laden, one advantageous coder began building a Counter-Strike map based on the bearded bomber's compound. It has been causing quite a stir since its release last week.
The first-person shooter map mimics bin Laden's hidden home and surrounding areas in Abottabad, Pakistan.
Unfortunately for those with a more morbid interest in such matters, the map isn't accompanied by a mission pitching you against the Al-Qaeda chieftain, so no firing through human shields, shooting unarmed terrorists in the face, or carelessly crashing top secret helicopters.
Oh, and finding bin Laden's hidden stash of pr0n is also unlikely. Gutted.
The map's creator, Fletch, started the project one day after bin Laden's discovery and said: “What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that the only thing this map has in common with Osama is location.
"I can see how people would think it is in bad taste,” he added, but noted at if you're of such an opinion, you may as well protest against the entire game.
The map was built for the PC game Counter-Strike: Source and can be downloaded free from GameBanana. ®
RE: CS is still a thing?
"People still play Counter-Strike?" Yes, there's still plenty of servers and clans out there. Mostly it seems that people try other "better" games, tire of them, and drift back to CS until a new "better" game comes out. The community keeps churning out new maps, which helps keep interest up, but there are still plenty of busy servers just offering the standard 1.6 maps. It may be because the game has built-in voice chat, which means it can often be quite social.
RE: Accuracy of the map
The map is of the area AROUND the compound Bin Liner was hiding in, not the inside of the actual compound itself.
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Hell yeah - Still a great game, and far more rewarding for good players than CoD........